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On March 14, 1991.

On March 14, 1991, Jerome Solon Felder aka Doc Pomus died aged 65. He was singer and songwriter, co-writer (together with Mort Shuman) of big number of hits, many of them became rock and roll standards, including: “A Teenager in Love”, “Save The Last Dance For Me”, “Hushabye”, “This Magic Moment”, “Turn Me Loose”, “Sweets For My Sweet”, “Go, Jimmy, Go”, “Little Sister”, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You”, “Suspicion”, “Surrender” and “His Latest Flame”. He also co-wrote with Phil Spector few successful tracks including “Young Boy Blues”, “Ecstasy”, “First Taste of Love” and “What Am I to Do?” His songs were performed by hundreds of artists including The Beatles, Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Dean Martin, Andy Williams, Bad Company, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Buble, Dolly Parton, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top, Emmy Lou Harris, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Harry Nilsson, John Hiatt, The Beach Boys, B.B. King, Dion, The New York Dolls, Shawn Colvin and Los Lobos. As singer Pomus performed with Milt Jackson, Mickey Baker, and King Curtis. In 1991 he was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”, in 1992, in the “Songwriters Hall of Fame”, and in 2012 into the “Blues Hall of Fame”.

On January 19, 1987.

On January 19, 1987, “Slash” label released “By the Light of the Moon”, the fourth Los Lobos album. It was recorded in 1987, at “Sunset Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by T-Bone Burnett, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, Louie Pérez and Steve Berlin.

Personnel:

  • David Hidalgo– lead vocals, guitars, accordion, six-string bass, lap steel, violin, hidalguera, percussion
  • Cesar Rosas– lead vocals, guitars, bajo sexto, mandolin, vihuela
  • Conrad Lozano– vocals, Fender electric bass, acoustic bass, guitarrón
  • Louie Pérez– drums, guitars, tenor longneck plecktrum, hidalguera
  • Steve Berlin– tenor and baritone saxophones, harmonica
  • Alex Acuña– percussion
  • T-Bone Burnett– vocals
  • Mickey Curry– drums
  • Anton Fier– drums
  • Mitchell Froom– keyboards
  • Ron Tutt– drums
  • Bernie Grundman– mastering
  • Larry Hirsch – recording, mixing
  • David Glover, Mike Kloster, Stephen Shelton, Jimmy Preziosi, Doug Schwartz, Tony Chiappa, Magic Moreno – assistant recording
  • Mark Linett – remixing
  • Jeff Price, Jeri McManus – art direction
  • Lendon Flanagan – photography

Track listing:

  1. One Time One Night – David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez
  2. Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes – Cesar Rosas, T-Bone Burnett
  3. Is This All There Is? – David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez
  4. Prenda Del Alma – traditional
  5. All I Wanted to Do Was Dance – David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, T-Bone Burnett
  6. Set Me Free (Rosa Lee) – Cesar Rosas
  7. The Hardest Time – David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez
  8. My Baby’s Gone – Cesar Rosas
  9. River of Fools – David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez
  10. The Mess We’re In – David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez
  11. Tears of God – David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez

On June 4, 2002.

On June 4, 2002, “Mammoth Records” label released “Good Morning Aztlán”, the tenth Los Lobos studio album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by John Leckie, David Hidalgo, Louie Perez, Steve Berlin, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, Victor Bisseti and Cougar Estrada.

Personnel:

  • Louie Pérez – guitar, Jarana, drums, percussion, art direction
  • Steve Barlin – keyboards, flute, MIDI sax, saxophone, percussion
  • Cesar Rosas – vocals, guitar, Quatro
  • Cougar Estrada – drums, percussion
  • Conrad Lozano – vocals, bass
  • Rick Marotta, Pete Thomas – drums
  • Bucky Baxter – pedal steel
  • Victor Bisetti – percussion
  • Fermin Herrera – harp
  • Martha González – background vocals
  • Sandow Birk – cover painting
  • Jeff Smith, Al Quattrocchi – art direction
  • Mark Vans – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by David Hidalgo and Louie Pérez, except where noted.

  1. Done Gone Blue
  2. Hearts Of Stone
  3. Luz de Mi Vida – Cesar Rosas, Louie Pérez
  4. Good Morning Aztlán
  5. The Big Ranch
  6. The Word – Cesar Rosas, Louie Pérez
  7. Malaqué
  8. Tony y Maria
  9. Get To This
  10. Maria Christina – Cesar Rosas
  11. What In The World
  12. Round & Round

On May 4, 2004.

On May 4, 2004, “Hollywood/Mammoth” labels released “The Ride”, the eleventh Los Lobos album. It was recorded 2003 – 2004, and was produced by David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano and Steve Berlin. The album contains new material and new versions of earlier bands songs.

Personnel:

  • David Hidalgo- vocals, guitar, accordion, fiddle, requinto jarocho
  • Louie Pérez- vocals, guitar, drums, jarana
  • Cesar Rosas- vocals, guitar, bajo sexto
  • Conrad Lozano- vocals, bass, guitarron
  • Steve Berlin- keyboards, woodwinds
  • Cougar Estrada – drums, percussion
  • Victor Bisetti – additional percussion

Café Tacuba

  • Elfego Buendia – vocals
  • Alejandro Flores – quinta guapanguera, requinto
  • Emmanuel de Real – jarana, keyboards
  • Joselo Rangel – electric guitar
  • Garth Hudson- keyboards
  • Mitchell Froom- keyboards
  • Greg Leisz- pedal steel guitar
  • Charles Williams – piano, organ, clavinet
  • Francisco Torres – trombone
  • Alberto Salas – piano
  • Lonnie Jordan – B-3

Track listing:

  1. La Venganza de Los Pelados – featuring Café Tacuba
  2. Rita
  3. Is This All There Is? – featuring Little Willy G.
  4. Charmed
  5. Somewhere in Time – featuring Dave Alvin
  6. Wicked Rain/Across 110th Street – featuring Bobby Womack
  7. Kitate – featuring Tom Waitsand Martha Gonzales
  8. Hurry Tomorrow
  9. Ya Se Va – featuring Rubén Blades
  10. Wreck of the Carlos Rey – featuring Richard Thompson
  11. A Matter of Time – featuring Elvis Costello
  12. Someday – featuring Mavis Staples
  13. Chains of Love

On September 4, 1990.

On September 4, 1990, “Slash Records” label released “The Neighborhood”, the eighth Los Lobos album. It was recorded in 1990, and was produced by Larry Hirsch, David K. Hidalgo, Cesar J. Rosas, Louie F. Pérez, Jr., Conrad R. Lozano and Steve M. Berlin.

Personnel:

  • David K. Hidalgo- vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, 6-string bass, tiple, accordion, bajo sexto, violine, Hawaiian steel, koto guitar, drums, percussion
  • Cesar J. Rosas- vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, bajo-sexto, huanpanguera
  • Louie F. Pérez, Jr.- drums, percussion, guitars, jarana, hidalguer
  • Conrad R. Lozano- vocals, fender precision and 5-string bass, guitarron, upright bass
  • Steve M. Berlin- tenor, baritone and soprano saxophones, organ, clavinet, percussion
  • Jerry Marotta– drums
  • Danny Timms – organ, wurlitzer, piano
  • Alex Acuña- percussion, shekere, hand drums
  • John Hiatt– vocals
  • Jim Keltner- drums, percussion
  • Levon Helm- vocals, mandolin
  • Mitchell Froom- harmonium

Track listing:

All tracks by David K. Hidalgo and Louie F. Pérez, Jr., except where noted.

  1. Down on the Riverbed
  2. Emily
  3. I Walk Alone
  4. Angel Dance
  5. Little John of God
  6. Deep Dark Hole
  7. Georgia Slop – Jimmy McCracklin
  8. I Can’t Understand- Cesar J.Rosas, Willie Dixon
  9. The Giving Tree
  10. Take My Hand
  11. Jenny’s Got a Pony
  12. Be Still
  13. The Neighborhood